Welcome to our Privacy Notice. We appreciate your interest in our products and services, and are committed to safeguarding your privacy. This document outlines our practices regarding the collection, usage, and disclosure of your personal information while interacting with our Group companies, including via our website, mobile app, and other services we provide.
By using our products and services, you agree to the terms outlined in this Privacy Notice. We encourage you to read through this document carefully to understand how we handle your personal information and protect your privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please note that this Privacy Notice may be updated from time to time to reflect any changes in our practices or as required by applicable law. We recommend that you check this document periodically to stay informed about our privacy practices.
We gather information in the following instances:
We collect the following categories of information.
When you utilize or subscribe to one of our services, such as signing up for an email newsletter, entering a competition, or joining an online community, we'll ask you to provide details like your name, email, and/or postal address to deliver the requested services.
In surveys or competitions, we may collect additional personal information beyond contact information, such as your gender, date of birth, marital status, and more.
When purchasing a product or service from us, we'll request your payment details along with your contact information to process the payment and grant access to our products and services.
When visiting one of our websites, we gather information about your visit, including visit duration, the sites or pages you viewed, your IP address, your location during the visit, the type of device used (e.g., mobile phone or specific desktop PC, Mac, etc.), and language identification information from your device.
When browsing one of our websites, we collect data related to your online behavior (e.g., time spent on the website, clicked items, etc.). When purchasing a product or service from us, we gather information about the products and services you bought. When registering for a newsletter or participating in survey, we may collect data on your preferences, tastes, and interests.
We gather various types of information about people for four primary reasons:
By signing up for our newsletters, you consent to us using the provided email address to send you pertinent content for the brands you've subscribed to. You can withdraw this consent for any newsletter by unsubscribing at any time.
We display advertisements on our site and in our newsletters to help maintain the majority of our content as free. We utilize cookies and similar technologies in partnership with trusted providers to show you ads we think might interest you, manage ad frequency, and assess the efficacy of ad campaigns.
We collaborate with social media networks like Facebook and Twitter to present marketing content from our brands and selected advertisers if you have visited our website, ensuring that the content shown on these platforms is relevant to you. Data gathered by these social media networks may also be anonymized and used in aggregate to improve the quality and effectiveness of our websites and marketing efforts.
To limit this type of tracking and profiling, you can adjust your account settings on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can also find more information about the pixels and cookies we use on our websites by reading our Cookies policy.
We use the information you provide to deliver the goods and/or services you have requested and to communicate with you about those products and services.
Please note that when you purchase something from us, we may contact you about your registration details, manage any account or subscription you have with us, or provide customer service. This applies even if you have opted out or declined to consent to receiving promotional emails.
When you enter one of our online competitions, we process your information to select a winner. If you have opted in to receive information from us about our products and services (e.g., subscription offers, event invitations, editorial newsletters, etc.), we use the information you provide to ensure we offer you relevant products and services based on your location, age, gender, tastes, and preferences. If you have opted in to receive news and offers from any competition sponsors, we will share your information with them.
We collaborate with our partners in the luxury goods, fashion, travel, and retail industries to present you with exceptional offers and opportunities via email or post. You will only receive partner messages from us if you have actively given permission. We will not disclose your personal information to anyone; the messages will come from us, and you can unsubscribe from these messages at any time.
We process any information you provide when addressing any complaints or inquiries made by you or on your behalf in a legal manner.
We may share your personal information in the following cases:
We collaborate with service providers to carry out certain tasks on our behalf, such as analysis, payments, marketing, identity management, and IT services. This may involve sharing your personal and non-personal site usage information to provide aggregated demographic data about our audiences. Your personal data may be shared with these providers for the necessary tasks, but they are obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes. Any third-party processing of your data on our behalf adheres to security and confidentiality obligations consistent with this privacy notice and applicable law.
We may disclose depersonalized data (e.g., aggregated statistics) about our products and services' audiences and/or research participants to potential partners, advertisers, investors, and other reputable third parties for lawful purposes. These statistics will never contain identifiable personal information.
With your explicit consent, we may share your information with other companies we collaborate with, such as competition sponsors. Whenever we share your information with another company, we will always request your permission, name the company, and clearly state that your information will be shared with another organization.
Under specific circumstances, we may be required by law, court order, or governmental authority to disclose certain personal information. We reserve the right to comply with any such legally binding request.
Please be aware that our Privacy Notice does not extend to third-party websites or services that may be linked to or from our websites. These external sites and services operate independently and have their own privacy policies, which we encourage you to review.
We encourage you to exercise caution and to review the privacy statements of each website or service you interact with to ensure that you are comfortable with their privacy practices before providing any personal information.
We believe in being transparent about our relationships with affiliate partners. We collaborate with various affiliate partners, and we may include affiliate links in our content. These links direct you to third-party websites where you can purchase products or services.
When you make a purchase through one of these affiliate links, we may receive a commission at no additional cost to you. This commission helps us to continue providing you with high-quality content and recommendations.
Please note that our editorial content and recommendations are not influenced by our affiliate partnerships. We strive to provide unbiased, genuine suggestions and reviews to our readers, ensuring that our content maintains its integrity and credibility.
We encourage you to read and understand the privacy policies of our affiliate partners when you visit their websites through our affiliate links. By using our affiliate links, you acknowledge and agree that we may earn commissions for products or services purchased through those links, and that this relationship does not impact the quality or integrity of our content.
We take the security of your personal information seriously and have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your data from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. These measures include secure server environments, encryption of sensitive data, and regular reviews of our security protocols.
We will keep your personal data for as long as needed to deliver the specific service(s) you requested, while also considering any legal obligations and tax or accounting rules.
When you subscribe to our email marketing, we will retain your email address even after you choose to 'opt-out' to ensure we continue to respect your request. To unsubscribe from marketing emails, you can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing email and update your account preferences.
Under certain circumstances, you can request that we delete your data; refer to 'Your rights' section for more information.
In some cases, we may anonymize your personal information (rendering it unassociated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notifying you.
As a user, you possess certain rights concerning your personal data:
Right to be informed: Whenever we collect your data, we will explain the purpose of the collection and the processing involved.
Right of access: You may request to view the information we have on you by submitting a Subject Access request via email. We will need photocopies of two forms of identification. We will respond within 30 days upon receiving your request. Generally, there is no cost associated with this request; however, we reserve the right to charge you for additional requests.
Right to rectification: You can amend your personal information by reaching out to us using the contact details below.
Right to erasure: If you wish to cease all communication with us, we can anonymize or de-identify your data. Please get in touch with us by submitting the Deletion Request via email. Ensure you provide all email accounts, profiles, and names you may have used with us for erasure purposes.
Right to restrict processing: You can opt out or limit the processing of your data by unsubscribing from email communications.
If you are dissatisfied with how we have gathered and used your personal data, please feel free to contact us using the information provided below.
If you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
To exercise your "Right to Know" or "Right to Deletion," please contact us via email@example.com. Please note that to protect your information and the integrity of our products, we may need to verify your identity before processing your request. In some cases we may need to collect additional information to verify your identity, such as a government issued ID.
Under the CCPA, you may exercise these rights yourself or you may designate an authorized agent to make these requests on your behalf. We may request that your authorized agent have written permission from you to make requests on your behalf and may need to verify your authorized agent's identity.
We do not intentionally gather and process data from children under the age of 13, as our products and services are primarily targeted at individuals who are 18 years or older.
If you are below 13 years old, please refrain from providing any information or accessing our websites.
Parents or guardians of children under 13 who believe their child may have used our websites, subscribed to a newsletter, or shared their information with us without consent, are encouraged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will promptly delete and/or cease processing the child's personal data within a reasonable timeframe.
For those between the ages of 13 and 18, we kindly ask that you obtain permission from your parent or guardian before sharing your information with us or utilizing our websites or apps.
We appreciate you taking the time to review our Privacy Notice. If you'd like further clarification on our privacy practices or need to reach out to us regarding your individual rights and the handling of your personal information, please feel free to contact us via email at: email@example.com